That go-to bad guy for indie horror, Bill Moseley, has landed his next gig. Riothouse Entertainment has picked up the rights to The Summer I Died and Moseley is set to star.
Written by Ryan C. Thomas, the novel tells the story of Roger and Tooth: two lifelong friends who, while out on a day trip into the woods, find themselves at the mercy of a sadistic madman and his bloodthirsty dog when attempting to rescue a woman screaming for help.
Bill Moseley has signed on to play the demented killer only referred to as “Skinny Man” by the characters.
Eric Pereira, whose true crime thriller American Girls is currently playing the festival circuit has signed on to direct from a screenplay by the book’s author Ryan. C. Thomas. Matthew Easton and David Lukan are producing.
The novel's sequel “Born to Bleed” was released in 2011 with the third book in the trilogy being released this summer. Further casting for the roles of Roger, Tooth and Jaime will begin in December with cameras to roll late February in New Hampshire and Los Angeles.
The film is set for a late 2014 premiere.